Earth Science Courses

ESCI 100 - US-The Planet Earth
Hours: 4

ESCI 201 - Mineralogy/Crystallograph
Hours: 4

ESCI 203 - US-History of the Earth
Hours: 0-4
ESCI 203 - History of the Earth Hours: 4 Lecture Lab/ Clock Hours (3 lecture, 2 lab) Summary of the physical and biological history of the earth, with emphasis on North America; sequence of physical geological events and evolutionary changes in life. Laboratory includes the reconstruction of geologic history of various regions through interpretation of geologic maps, structure sections and simple pale ontological techniques. Field trip included. Note This is a University Studies course. When Offered (Spring)

ESCI 303 - Structural Geology
Hours: 4

ESCI 305 - Environmental Hydrology
Hours: 4

ESCI 314 - Weather and Climate
Hours: 3

ESCI 401 - General Oceanography
Hours: 3

ESCI 402 - Field Methods
Hours: 4

ESCI 403 - Sedimentology/Stratigraph
Hours: 4

ESCI 418 - Seminar in Geosciences
Hours: 1

ESCI 425 - US-Weather,Climate & Human Env
Hours: 3
Weather, Climate, and the Human Environment. Three semester hours. (Capstone) This course is designed to present, in a descriptive format, the basic fundamentals and principles of weather and climate from a global, regional, and local perspective. Major emphasis will be placed on how climate has been a major influence on human physical and cultural evolution, ranging from global population distribution to cultural/economic adaptation. Conversely, future climate modules will be discussed as they might be influenced by rapidly changing human-induced disruptions. Prerequisite: Junior standing.

ESCI 460 - Atmospheric & Space Sci
Hours: 3

ESCI 461 - Earth Science for Teachers
Hours: 3
Earth Science for Teachers. Three semester hours. (2) This course is designed for middle school (4-8) teachers with an emphasis placed on the four disciplines of Earth Science: geology, oceanography, meteorology and astronomy. Organization, materials selection, and set up of laboratory activities appropriate for achieving curriculum objectives will also be included. Prerequisites: Math 141 and 8 sh of science.

ESCI 489 - Independent Study
Hours: 1-4
Independent Study. One to four semester hours. Individualized instruction/research at an advanced level in a specialized content area under the direction of a faculty member. May be repeated when the topic varies. Prerequisite: Consent of department head.

ESCI 497 - Special Topic
Hours: 1-4
Special Topics. One to four semester hours. Organized class. May be repeated when topics vary.

ESCI 1303 - Physical Geology
Hours: 3
ESCI 1303 Physical Geology -Three semester hours. A systematic study of minerals, rocks, and the processes which shape and modify the surface features of the earth. Plate tectonics, volcanoes, earthquakes, and the practical aspects of geology are studied as they relate to man's adjustments to the geologic environment.

ESCI 1304 - US - History of the Earth
Hours: 3
ESCI 1304 US - History of the Earth. Three semester hours. Summary of the physical and biological history of the earth, with emphasis on North America. Review of the sequence of physical geological events and evolutionary changes in life. Includes the reconstruction of geologic history of various regions through interpretation of geologic maps, structure sections and simple pale ontological techniques. Field trip included. Note This is a University Studies course. When Offered (Spring)

ESCI 1403 - US-The Dynamic Earth: Physical Geology for Environmental Science Majors
Hours: 4
(ESCI 1403) US-The Dynamic Earth: Physical Geology for Environmental Science Majors. Four semester hours (3 lecture, 2 lab). (Formerly ESci 131). A systematic study of minerals, rocks, and the processes which shape and modify the surface features of the earth. Energy, plate tectonics, volcanoes, earthquakes, and the practical aspects of geology are studied as they relate to man's adjustments to the geologic environment.

ESCI 1404 - Us-History of the Earth for Environmental Science Majors
Hours: 4
ESCI 1404 - US-History of the Earth for Environmental Science Majors: Clock Hours (3 lecture, 2 lab). Summary of the physical and biological history of the earth, with emphasis on North America. Review of the sequence of physical geological events and evolutionary changes in life. Laboratory includes the reconstruction of geologic history of various regions through interpretation of geologic maps, structure sections and simple pale ontological techniques. Field trip included. Note This is a University Studies course. When Offered (Spring)